We are excited to launch of Snowshoeing with Your Small Dog 101 Series tomorrow. We have been snowshoeing with Chester and Gretel for almost 10 years. We want to share everything we know with so you can get out and have your own fun.
We have only been blogging for just over a year so most of our adventures haven’t been documented.We have captured some really good ones here though.
I looked back through our archives and picked out some of our favorites in hopes of inspiring you.
You might wonder if your dog would like snowshoeing. We know there are weiner dogs out there who have wet belly syndrome but we also know there are also many that would think snowshoeing was a lot of fun if given the chance…..and some of those are the same ones who don’t like getting wet or cold. Even though Chester and Gretel only tolerate the rain, Gretel loved her very first snowshoe and showed us that she is an amazing little hiker.
Ideally, small dogs can showshoe where the snow is already packed down. They can move pretty easy in those conditions. Chester can outrun me in the packed snow. When the snow is fluffy, they can’t go as far but they will still happily plow through it until they get too tired.
The other side to finding yourself is deep snow is arriving at a trail to find so little snow that you don’t need to wear your snowshoes after all. That happened to us when we hiked up to Source Lake earlier this year. There was only a few inches of snow on the trail but we still had a lot of fun and got some of the most amazing winter wonderland photos ever!
Come back tomorrow to find out more about how much fun snowshoeing can be and how you can get started making your own adventure stories.
About the Author
Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been studying the Dachshund breed since 2007, owned 3 of my own, and shared in the lives of thousands of others through their owner’s stories. When I’m not sharing what I know on this blog, you can find me hiking, camping, and traveling with my adventurous wiener dogs.